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Expedition Earth

Expedition Earth

Travel back into deep time! Discover how earthquakes and volcanoes have helped change the land and seas, resulting in adaptation or extinction. Move forward to a mere 10,000 years ago when an immense ice sheet covered Rochester, and learn how a paleontologist uses fossil evidence to reconstruct the giants of the past. Explore the diversity of the Rochester region and learn about habitats and populations.

Subjects: Engineering & Design, Earth Systems, Physical Sciences, Life Science
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
Supporting Curriculum Materials: Pathway: Our Living Environment Pathway: Careers in Science Pathway: The Ice Age in Rochester Pathway: Ecology Pathway: Animals of the Past 


Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


Other Information

Standards:
  • Pre-K
    • Life Sciences: LS1-1, LS1.C, LS3.B, LS3.A, LS1.D, LS1.A
    • Physical Sciences: PS1.A
    • Earth and Space Sciences: ESS2.D
  • Kindergarten
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment:
    • LS1-1, LS1.C, ESS3-3, ESS3.C.ESS2-2, ESS2.E, ESS3.C, ESS3.A
    • Matter and Its Interactions: PS1.A
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1.A
    • Time, Continuity, and Change: 8a
  • 1st Grade
    • Structure, Function, and Information Processing: LS3.B, LS3.A, LS1.D, LS1.B, LS1.A
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1.A
    • Geography, Humans, and the Environment: 6c
    • Time, Continuity, and Change: 7b, 7c, 8a
    • Economic Systems: 9c
  • 2nd Grade
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: LS4-1, LS4.D, LS2.A
    • Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth: ESS2-3, ESS2.C, ESS1-1, ESS1.C, ESS2.B
    • Engineering and Design: ETS1.A
    • Geography, Humans, and the Environment: 5c
  • 3rd Grade
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: LS4-2, LS4.B, LS3-2, LS3.A, LS2-1, LS2.D, LS4.D, LS4.C, LS4.A, LS2.C
    • Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits: LS4.C, LS2.C, LS4, LS4.B, LS3.B,
    • LS1.B, 3-LS3- 2, LS3.A, LS1.B
    • Weather and Climate: ESS3.C
    • Geography, Humans, and the Environment: 1a, 3b
  • 4th Grade
    • Structure, Function, and Information Processing: LS1-1, LS1.A
    • Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth: ESS3-1, ESS3.A, ESS2.E, ESS3.B, ESS2.B
  • 5th Grade
    • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: LS2.A, LS1.C
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
    • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: LS2-4, LS2.C, LS2.B, LS2.A, PS3.D, LS1.C
    • Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1.A
    • Natural Selection and Adaptation: LS4.A, LS4.B, LS4.C, LS4-1, LS4.A
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: LS2.A, LS2.C, LS4.D
    • Weather and Climate: ESS3.D
    • Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms: LS3.B, LS1.B
    • Human Inputs: ESS3.C
    • Structure, Function, and Information Processes: LS1.A
    • History of Earth: ESS2.B, ESS1.C, ESS2.A
  • 9th Grade - 12th Grade
    • Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1.A, PS1.C
    • Natural Selection and Evolution: LS4.A, LS4.C
    • Inheritance and Variation of Traits: LS1.A, LS3.B
    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: LS2.C, LS4.D
    • Structure and Function: LS1.A
    • Weather and Climate: ESS2.D, ESS3.D
    • Human Sustainability: ESS3.C
    • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: PS3.D, LS1.C, LS2.B
    • History of Earth: ESS2.A, ESS2.B
    • Earth’s Systems: ESS2.A

NGSS Keywords: Life Sciences, Plants & Animals, Organisms, Earth Systems, Structure & Function, Physical Sciences, States of Matter, Ecosystems, Engineering & Design, Weather & Climate


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